Monthly Archives: March 2010

Numbers 14

A small detail in te reading today struck me.  The ten spies who gave a bad report about Canaan were killed by God’s plague quickly after the report.  They had been commissioned to do an important work for God, but … Continue reading

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Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Good People?

Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to “Good” People?My wife and I have endured some pain.  One of the things that we face is infertility.  Month after month we have dreaded the arrival of the proof that we … Continue reading

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Numbers 12

An editor added  notes that we accept as inspired text.  In Numbers 12 they told us that no-one was as humble as Moses.  Most people who lead large groups develop some ego of significant proportion.  Leaders like Napoleon, Hitler, or Saddam Hussein … Continue reading

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Numbers 13

The spies from Israel observed the same reality but the difference in their interpretation was everything.  Caleb comes through the passage as the faithful hero who saw the problems of Canaan but had a clear understanding of the spiritual realities that … Continue reading

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Numbers 11

In Egypt the people cried out to God because of their oppression. However, they did not complain.  It seems when we are free we sound less content.  We are free to give our negative opinions.  As a leader, i struggle … Continue reading

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Numbers 10

How do you coordinate a possible 2,000,000 people? You blow trumpets.  The communication technique used by the Israelites would be similar to techniques used by military commanders for centuries to come.  Both Egypt and Rome used trumpets in ancient times. Again, there is nothing … Continue reading

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Numbers 9

When we wish for the LORD’s guidance we have to look long and hard at our options.  We pray.  We ask for clear signs.  many of us think that if God was just clearer all our problems would be solved.  … Continue reading

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